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Re: Middle English question

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Saturday, July 31, 1999, 18:58
On Sat, 31 Jul 1999, andrew wrote:

> > Oh, and there's /'pa: drIg/ in Brithenig and > > > Until it got changed to /p@ 'drig/, ultimate stress remember. Hmmm, that > sounds like a computer game.
D'oh! La Mistarista strikes again!
> > > If I remember aright, Brithenig's vocative would be /'ba: drIg/. > Ditto, but the initial mutation is correct.
Hurray! I got the mutation right!
> In my mind I pronounce Padraic as /p& 'dreIk/. On the other hand I > mentally pronounce Boudewijn as "/'bo: dU waIn/, no, that should be /'bOu > d@ VeIn/", which is much longer.
For what it's worth, I mangle it thus: /'b& d@ wIn/. Were I to be in a position where I'd have to talk to you (i.e., with voice) I'd make sure to learn it right! Padraic.
> > Sorry about that! > > - andrew. > -- > Andrew Smith, Intheologus > > Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored; > Light dies before thy uncreating word: > Thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall; > And Universal Darkness buries All. > - Alexander Pope, The Dunciad, Book IV. >